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Wikisource snapshot

No. of pages = 2,375,096
No. of articles = 664,103
No. of files = 23,136
No. of edits = 7,505,203

No. of pages in Main = 390,958
No. of pages in Page: = 1,634,268
No. validated in Page: = 361,766
No. proofread in Page: = 516,683
No. not proofread in Page: = 593,822
No. problematic in Page: = 28,545
No. of validated works = 2,823
No. of proofread only works = 1,643
No. of pages in Main
with transclusions = 182,189
% transcluded pages in Main = 46.60
Σ pages in Main

No. of users = 2,852,192
No. of active users = 312
No. of group:autopatrolled = 451
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No. in group:bureaucrat = 3
No. in group:bot = 20

Checkuser requests[edit]

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  • At this point of time, English Wikisource has no checkusers and requests need to undertaken by stewards
    • it would be expected that requests on authentic users would be discussed on this wiki prior to progressing to stewards
    • requests by administrators for identification and blocking of IP ranges to manage spambots and longer term nuisance-only editing can be progressed directly to the stewards
    • requests for checkuser

Bureaucrat requests[edit]

Page (un)protection requests[edit]


Resource Loader issue needs outside guidance[edit]

The more I read up on this RL change and the subsequent actions needed (or taken?), the more I get the feeling some of my approach to site wide & gadget .js/.css organization over the months is going to behind this week's latest problems. If that winds up to be the case, then I'm truly, truly sorry for that. Let me try to document those steps and the reasoning behind them in hopes someone (@Krinkle:) can made sense of our current state and put us on the right path post RL change(s).

Originally, we not only had a ridiculous amount of scripting and .css definitions in our primary site-wide MediaWiki files to begin with but also called a number of stand-alone .js/.css files within those primary MediaWiki files called unnecessarily in addition to calls to various sub-scripts on top of any User: selected gadgets being called -- some of which eventually became default loaded per concensus, etc..

A simple depiction of the key files mentioned minus any Gadgets basically went like this...

Over several months with help of other folks, I began to consolidate and/or eliminate as much scripting calls as I could -- creating optional Gadgets whenever possible -- and tried much the same for the .css class definitions. The rationale behind doing this can be found in several places, most importantly: Wikipedia. The premise to keep the MediaWiki site-wide files "lean" goes like this....

 * Keep code in MediaWiki:Common.js to a minimum as it is unconditionally
 * loaded for all users on every wiki page. If possible create a gadget that is
 * enabled by default instead of adding it here (since gadgets are fully
 * optimized ResourceLoader modules with possibility to add dependencies etc.)
 * Since Common.js isn't a gadget, there is no place to declare its
 * dependencies, so we have to lazy load them with mw.loader.using on demand and
 * then execute the rest in the callback. In most cases these dependencies will
 * be loaded (or loading) already and the callback will not be delayed. In case a
 * dependency hasn't arrived yet it'll make sure those are loaded before this.

The result of that effort as it stands today can be depicted basically like this....

The predominant change in order to move towards the previously cited rationale & approach is that the bulk of the scripting and class definitions now reside in the default-enabled Site gadget files, MediaWiki:Gadget-Site.js & MediaWiki:Gadget-Site.css. And by no means is the current state the desired final approach; its been a work in progress as time allowed over several months.

Obviously, now with the recent change to Gadgets and ResourceLoader, either the existing rationale or my attempts (or both) are no longer in harmony -- if they ever were. In my view, we need someone like Krinkle (or maybe the collective minds of Wikitech-l?) to take the time and attention needed to come in here and straighten all this out -- one way or the other. My gut tells me THAT will resolve the reported loss of one thing or another post-RL change(s). Again, if I'm right about my actions exacerbating problems for other, I apologize and take full responsibility. -- George Orwell III (talk) 20:54, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

I've made a few minor changes in addition to yours that hopefully make things work a bit more like you intended. I'm happy to provide further guidance but that probably works better for a more specific need or question. Perhaps bring it up on Wikitech-l or on IRC so we I can help you move forward with any unresolved issues. Krinkle (talk) 21:37, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Special:AbuseFilters update[edit]

I recently gave trusted wikidenizen MusikAnimal abuse filter rights as they have access to the backend of Wikimedia performance tests and some excellent abuse writing knowledge and skills, and most importantly the willingness to assist. For that last, MusikAnimal, we thank you for your assistance. They have done a review of our existing, running filters and done some excellent efficiency tuning. So they should be working better for the system, and quite possibly more effectively in the tasks that they are set.

MA has also set up their bot to run regular reports to identify filters that haven't been hit in a while. From this new report I have disabled the Chinese blogger, though left the others running as they are specific and impactful, though others opinions are valuable here. As a general thought, I was thinking that a filter that hasn't had a hit in 3 years should be considered to be redundant unless it is an area that effects quality of our works, or has a significant impact upon our time and recover. I would appreciate others opinions. — billinghurst sDrewth 22:43, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. — billinghurst sDrewth 04:00, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

I need help reviewing a Global RFC[edit]

Dear admins, I am preparing a Global Request for Comments about financial support for admins that might be relevant for you .

Can you please review the draft and give me some feedback about how to improve it? Thank you.

MassMessage sent by Micru on 18:00, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Please delete all "not proofread" pages from Index:History of Oregon volume 1.djvu[edit]

Would a kind admin please delete all the pages marked blue/"problematic" or pink/"not proofread" at this work? I have now overwritten the file with a much better scan from Internet Archive, which has a much better OCR layer. Those pages are a mess. (Please note, there are a number of pages that have been proofread, so don't delete them all!) Thank you, -Pete (talk) 22:40, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Donebillinghurst sDrewth 04:00, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Index:An Anglo-Chinese vocabulary of the Ningpo dialect.djvu[edit]

Hi there,

I reuploaded on Commons a newer version of An Anglo-Chinese Vocabulary of the Ningpo Dialect from Internet Archive. It is less blurry. Could an administrator do the transfer from Index:An Anglo-Chinese Vocabulary of the Ningpo Dialect.pdf to Index:An Anglo-Chinese vocabulary of the Ningpo dialect.djvu. Thanks in advance. Assassas77 (talk) 20:39, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi. It is unclear to me what you would like to do. If you mean to move the (few) proofread pages, everyone can do that.— Mpaa (talk) 21:06, 19 June 2018 (UTC)